Sunday, April 01, 2007

Dynacord ADD-two

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"A must-have for any serious producer. This unit cost $5,000.00 when purchased new in the 1985. Almost impossible to find, very rare. Apparantly it has Analog synthesizer features like VCO's & LFO's in it so that you can change the drum sounds and patches and is highly editable .... very RAW ! ! Just to give you an example.. the very desired ADD-ONE sold for $4,000.00 new ... which is probably inferior to this one seeing this one sold for $1,000.00 MORE. I only have the info below on it and most of it is in a foreign language. On the same line as Roger Linns MPC's and the EMU Sp12 and the drum machines but apparantly much more superior and sought after."

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"Dynacord ADD Two * Dynacord ADD Two * Dynacord ADS ADD-TWO/pole spl exp 5800 (1988) The ADD-TWO appeared as 16-kanalige 16-Bit-Version of the ADD-ONE with Samplingfrequenzen from 22,05 to 44.1 kHz. The basic version is equipped with two MByte memory, can be supplemented however on up to eight MByte. The strength the D/A transducers might be, which, as already work in the ADS/ADS k, with 20 bits. The rack equipment needs two HE in the rack and beitet the following rework possibilities: two LFOs, three VCF envelopes, volume, panorama, Feinverstimmung, per channel a Digitaldelay (!), and with a 16-stimmigen toner generation (= 16 channels). Once exemplary the modulation matrix is mentioned - a feature, which from Marcus Ryle (NEARLY FORWARD DESIGN, development team at among other things this equipment, as also at the ALESIS QUADRASYNTH) comes and of it in e.g. the UPPER HOME XPANDER and MATRIX-12 to the employment came for the first time: Modulation matrix ADD-TWO Sources of modulation Modulation goals Note NUMBER Pitch Velocity Panning release Velocity Volume Pressure Send 1 volume Modulation Wheel Send 2 volume Pitch Bend Wheel SAM-polarize SELECT Sustain pedal SAM-polarize start Envelope 1 Envelope 1 Attack Envelope 2 Envelope 1 Decay Envelope 3 Envelope 1 Sustain Decay LFO 1 Envelope 1 release LFO 2 Envelope 1 amplitude Ramp generator Envelope 2 Attack Random generator Envelope 2 Decay Trigger rate Follow Envelope 2 Sustain Decay MIDI CONTROLLER A Envelope the 2 releases MIDI CONTROLLER B Envelope 2 amplitude Pedal 1 Envelope 3 Attack Pedal 2 Envelope 3 Decay - Envelope 3 Sustain Decay - Envelope 3 release - Envelope 3 amplitude - LFO 1 speed - LFO 1 amplitude - LFO 2 speed - LFO 2 amplitude"


  1. the dynacord sound is not as good the Yamaha tx16w one

  2. I remember these.
    They are Akai hybrids.
    I've never taken a look under the hood but I remember the ADS is pratically a s900 and the Add-Two is an s900 with the oberheim 16 bit upgrades the AKS90 trigger board, and the SCSI that only the s950 had but there is rumored to be a scsi overhaul for the s900's.


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